Update: You can claim Daisy now!

WoW Charity Pet Program $1 Million USD Goal Reached – Daisy Unlocked!
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Congratulations! $1 Million USD was generously donated to Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) by the World of Warcraft community! The Daisy, the Sloth goal has been reached and she will become available to modern World of Warcraft players for free as soon as possible on 23 April from within the Blizzard Shop.


Be sure to claim Daisy and Bananas before 2 August, 2021 in Europe, Russia and Asia (1 August in North and South America)! After this date, Daisy will be available to purchase in the in-game shop or in the Blizzard Shop and Bananas will no longer be available.

Your generosity to the MSF COVID-19 Crisis Fund will enable urgently needed medical care and support in more than 70 countries to counter the new coronavirus disease. Thank you for your global efforts in raising the funds to support MSF’s COVID-19 response activities worldwide during the WoW Charity Pet Program.
This article was originally published in forum thread: WoW Charity Pet Program $1 Million USD Goal Reached – Daisy Unlocked! started by chaud View original post
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  1. rrayy's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by dewd View Post
    congratulations on paying for the right to pay again
    Both pets are free until August.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alt-ithist View Post
    Good job, everyone helped activision write off a mill in tax credit. Time for the celebrations.
    There is no write off because nobody actualyl gave Blizzard any money here. Everything was donated directly to the charity itself on it's website.
  1. Dazu's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by cface View Post
    But I can give them a feelgood stamp reputation? If people donated 100m through blizzard, and everything went to the doctors, blizzard would still get good press. This company doesn't deserve that.
    I mean, regardless of anything else, they helped highlight and raise 1mil for a worthy charity. You can dislike and disagree with everything else they do, but to seriously think they don't deserve good PR for helping save people from illness and/or death just sounds like you are evil or selfish. You are literally saying they are bad for helping people. Like WTF is actually wrong with people. No wonder the world is in such a shit state.

    Also, what really has blizzard done that's so bad (aside from game decisions but that's a personal preference thing anyway)? They give and have given millions and millions to all kinds of good charities over the years. Yes they get some tax breaks for it, but people do realize how tax breaks work right? You give a million dollars, doesn't mean you save a million in taxes. It still costs some of the money to give to charity.

    On topic,
    Good job people. Nice to see MSF get a decent boost. By far the best charity I've donated/dealt with and no issues when I had to cancel a monthly pledge due to other concerns at the time. No judgement, hard sell or anything else, just wished me well and hoped for better situation in the future. Also haven't been harassed weekly/monthly to give again either.
  1. Unholyground's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Daemos daemonium View Post
    Blizzard did donated 1.6M in December.

    https://www.activisionblizzard.com/n...ing-initiative
    So why ask people who are in a pandemic already when they could cover much much more. I don't care if people have this corporate is ok mentality but come on.
  1. Lorgar Aurelian's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Unholyground View Post
    So why ask people who are in a pandemic already when they could cover much much more. I don't care if people have this corporate is ok mentality but come on.


    There’s no hard cap on charity my man promoting people giving what they can is only a benefit to those in need.
  1. Unholyground's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Daemos daemonium View Post


    There’s no hard cap on charity my man promoting people giving what they can is only a benefit to those in need.
    I guess but that is what your government universal healthcare is for.
  1. Lorgar Aurelian's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Unholyground View Post
    I guess but that is what your government universal healthcare is for.
    I don’t think the people Doctors Without Borders normally help have such benefits.
  1. Unholyground's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Daemos daemonium View Post
    I don’t think the people Doctors Without Borders normally help have such benefits.
    That is fair I guess, but you cannot look at it as anything but them trying to stay in the spotlight from Activision-Blizzard.
  1. Lorgar Aurelian's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Unholyground View Post
    That is fair I guess, but you cannot look at it as anything but them trying to stay in the spotlight from Activision-Blizzard.
    Why not? they have been doing such charity runs even before they had bad press/a hate mob why would there goals now be any different then back then?
  1. Unholyground's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Daemos daemonium View Post
    Why not? they have been doing such charity runs even before they had bad press/a hate mob why would there goals now be any different then back then?
    Ya I guess so, it just seems in bad taste to ask people for money during the hardest economic times since the great depression after getting rid of a shitload of people lol.
  1. Lorgar Aurelian's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Unholyground View Post
    Ya I guess so, it just seems in bad taste to ask people for money during the hardest economic times since the great depression after getting rid of a shitload of people lol.
    I mean that’s even more of a reason to promote a charity. People making less means charity’s will likely get even less then they did before so promoting those who can giving what they can is even more meaningful then in the past.
  1. Unholyground's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Daemos daemonium View Post
    I mean that’s even more of a reason to promote a charity. People making less means charity’s will likely get even less then they did before so promoting those who can giving what they can is even more meaningful then in the past.
    People can do whatever they want, it is just my opinion.
  1. Dread Pirate Phayde's Avatar
    Well this thread certainly didn't disappoint.

    Nice to see the charity getting some money.
  1. rhorle's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Unholyground View Post
    Ya I guess so, it just seems in bad taste to ask people for money during the hardest economic times since the great depression after getting rid of a shitload of people lol.
    Which is why they didn't require you to donate in order to get the pet. There are some people who haven't been hit that hard during the pandemic. Some people who have even thrived. The asked people who could to donate to those who could not. There is nothing wrong with doing that in any shape or form. Stop looking for reasons to hate.
  1. Unholyground's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by rhorle View Post
    Which is why they didn't require you to donate in order to get the pet. There are some people who haven't been hit that hard during the pandemic. Some people who have even thrived. The asked people who could to donate to those who could not. There is nothing wrong with doing that in any shape or form. Stop looking for reasons to hate.
    It is still my opinion, it won't change how I see this move.
  1. rhorle's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Unholyground View Post
    It is still my opinion, it won't change how I see this move.
    Okay. That doesn't mean it is any less hateful or stupid.
  1. Unholyground's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by rhorle View Post
    Okay. That doesn't mean it is any less hateful or stupid.
    To each their own I guess, I am charitable to the people in my life but that is all I can afford. If you want to donate all the power to you lol.
  1. Samuraijake's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by rrayy View Post
    Both pets are free until August.

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    There is no write off because nobody actualyl gave Blizzard any money here. Everything was donated directly to the charity itself on it's website.
    they make money indirectly as players "log in" to the game to utilize the pet. open your eyes kty
  1. rhorle's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Unholyground View Post
    To each their own I guess, I am charitable to the people in my life but that is all I can afford. If you want to donate all the power to you lol.
    Which is fine. There is still no reason to hate on a charity trying to do some good. There is also no reason for you to try and justify your hate or yourself as a good person. Just don't hate for silly reasons.
  1. Gehco's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Unholyground View Post
    Blizzard should have just donated the entirety themselves but they are greedy and would rather let people go left and right and then ask people to donate some they could easily have just done themselves but they needed to turn it into publicity.
    So, because others have money, you believe charities do not need help?

    I mean, Blizzard puts up the reward and PR for a charity people can support. We are free people, after all, we can choose ourselves if we wish to support a charity or not, and no expect someone to do everything for us.
  1. Aerisot's Avatar
    I do not get why there is a deadline to pick up the free pet :\

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